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Blogs & Bulletins
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“Bill Moore’s Future in Motion”
inFOCUS article:
Toward the Perfect Electric Bicycle: EV World Reports from Interbike 2014
EVWorld Picture

2GreenEnergy
2GreenEnergy.com
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities

“Cleaner Greener Driving”
Green Car Reports

Hybrid Cars
HybridCars
Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars

Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
Important Media
EV Obsession
EVObsession
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Gas2 Blog
Cleantech News
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV

“…a celebration of human endeavor…”
GizMag

Documents
Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

NJ Bill to Permit Direct Sales of Tesla and other ZEVs

Sample hexOgrid map of NJ
Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid

LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf)
Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors

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LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5

EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.

The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.

“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”
Four Planets

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev200 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
  Fight for Maglev (book)
Fight for Maglev
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev

MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Video (1:54)
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher
StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article


THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)
Magic Highway (partial)

Porsche-P1
First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)

Associations
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
Plug In America

Electric Drive Transportation Association
“Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure”

Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”
Rocky Mountain Institute

Blue-Green alliance
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”

IEEE Transp. Electriication
IEEE Transportation Electrification

Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE Vehicle Electrification
SAE Environmental Topics
Society of Automotive Engineers

BiModal Glideway (detail)
US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”

Academics
Illinois Green Economy Network
(A Community College Partnership)
“Working Together to Grow a Greener Economy for Illinois”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

Smart, U. of Mich.
Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation

Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Innovative Mobility Research
University of California – Berkeley
Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley

Competition & Critiques
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30

ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”
ET3

ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

Magnovate
Magnovate
…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.

TEV project logo
The transportation model for the 21st century
TEV project

BiModal Glideway (detail)
BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.

Urban Maglev by General Atomics
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.
GA Urban MagLev

Mass Tram illustration
MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”

JPods
“Sustainable Infrastructure”
JPod station

Interstate Traveler
Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…

Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)
Mass Tram illustration

LevPods
LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)

Government Projects
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program
HSIPR Map

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all

Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)

Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation


Extras
Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted
Motivational-Quotes Page

Today's Quote: “I’m creative.  I’m not re-creative, I don’t follow what everybody else does.”
    — Donald Byrd, American jazz musician (1932–2013)

“Original” LeviCar Web Page
Old Car
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United States Government Research Opportunities for Small Businesses
Volpe
“National Transportation Systems Center”

Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) to be released on December or January

Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals will close on October 22

Conferences, Events, and Webinars
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
Experience Electric – #TheBetterRide
San Fancisco Bay Area – Ongoing
#TheBetterRide

Romania Elect Veh Assoc – 11th edition of EV
Romania Electric Vehicles Association – 11th edition of EV
Bucharest, Romania – October 2-3

AE 2014 Int'l Powertrain, Fuels & Lub. Meeting
SAE 2014 International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting
Birmingham, UK – October 20-23

9th Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo
Raleigh, NC – October 22-24
SE Alt. Fuels Conf. & Expo

IEEE Dist Lect Series at Univ of Tech of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Series at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)
Belfort, France – October 23

Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
Coimbra, Portugal – October 27-30
Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference

Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada (EV2014VÉ)
Vancouver, BC, Canada – October 28-30

SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium
Stuttgart, Germany – November 19
SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium

European Electric Vehicle Contest  EEVC-2014
European Electric Vehicle Contest EEVC-2014
Brussels, Belgium – December 2-5

SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Forum
Shanghai, China – December 10-11
SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Forum

2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
Florence, Italy – December 17-19

IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies:  Wireless Power (2015 Wow)
Daejeon, Korea – June 5-6
IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Tech:  Wireless Power (2015 Wow)

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Museum
Lastest
Newsletter
Wardenclyffe-Tower Logo
Oatmeal Logo
The Man
The Motorcar
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The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
Oatmeal Logo
Oatmeal Logo Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.
Nikola Tesla Worldwide Tour
by Kim Mance
Kim Mance, Travel Mvinah

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.

Fun Stuff
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
Alate MagLev Train

LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?



LeviCar is …A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is …A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or on existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.


Text last updated:  2014 September 16
Links last updated:  2014 September 16
Code last updated:  2014 July 28

Partial Update History
2014/09/16 — Added more Upcoming Events
2014/09/15 — New deadline for DoT SBIR
2014/08/31 — Updated SAE & Tesla
2014/08/08 — Added Magnovate
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/06/17 — Link to “Upcoming” blog
2014/06/11 — Added Tesla World Tour
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Links to MagneticGlide video
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/20 — Added 3 “Competitors”
2014/05/20 — Added IEEE Transportation Electrification
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/14 — Changes to "Primer"
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 — Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
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